Daily 10am - 4:30pm
Day Trips: Culinary Adventures at Madrone Vineyards
Experience a true ‘slice of the Sonoma lifestyle’ with a Madrone Vineyards Estate’s Wood-fired Pizza and Wine Pairing! Savor luscious, estate-driven wines with signature pizzas pulled straight from the outdoor, wood-burning pizza oven. Available every weekend (or by appointment), this fun and unique culinary adventure is the perfect topping to a day in wine country. To get your slice of the Sonoma lifestyle, visit www.madronevineyardsestate.com or call (707) 939-4510. “We’ll keep the fire burning for you.”
A MEMORY 150 YEARS THE MAKING
Historic Madrone Vineyards Estate was founded on a portion of the Agua Caliente Rancho originally given by Governor Juan Alvarado to Lázaro Piña, a second lieutenant under the command of General M.G. Vallejo in 1840.
In 1863, the ranch was sold to pioneering vintner George Whitman who planted the first grapes and built a the first winery on the property that would become the foundation of the Sonoma Valley’s winemaking tradition. By 1876, Whitman has established a prosperous winemaking enterprise, producing over 50,000 gallons of wine and brandy.
In 1883, Whitman sold the ranch to Eli T. Sheppard, former consul to China and an advisor to the Emperor of Japan. Sheppard renamed the estate ‘Madrone Vineyards’ and the estate continued to thrive under that banner until 1938 when it was sadly forced into foreclosure.
In 1941, the dormant Madrone Vineyards Estate was purchased by Italian sausage makers Enrico Parducci and Peter Domenici. The pair renamed the estate “Valley of the Moon” and sparked a new era in winemaking in Sonoma Valley.
In 2012, the estate was sold to Sonoma native and wine-industry veteran, Dan Zepponi and his business partner and third generation vintner, Tony Stewart. Under their guidance, the iconic Madrone Vineyards Estate has been coaxed from Sonoma’s historic archives and restored to its former glory.
EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC SONOMA
The original gateway to the stunning Sonoma Valley, Madrone Vineyards Estate offers estate-driven wines of extraordinary quality and authentic winery experiences in the heart of the birthplace of Sonoma’s winemaking tradition.
• Newly remodeled tasting bar
• Elegant new tasting lounge featuring seated tastings and innovative food and wine pairings
• Breathtaking patio seating featuring pizza and wine pairings and wines by the glass
• Historic vineyard tours
• Sonoma’s best happy hour on Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m.
Customized Tastings: 3 tastes for $10, 5 tastes for $15
Enjoy small-lot and estate wines at they dynamic tasting bar or the elegant outdoor patio.
Seated Tastings: $25-35 per person
A treat for experts and novices alike, choose a sensory tasting paired with small lot selections or step up to experience the highly-limited Madrone Vineyards Estate selections paired with bites specially prepared by the winery chef.
Patio Tastings: Enjoy customized tastings, pizza and wine pairings (weekends only), wines by the glass, creekside bocce court and much more!
$35 per person
Take a deep look into the rich history of Sonoma Valley and Madrone Vineyards Estate. Includes a tour of the grounds, a look at the vineyards and an examination at the winemaking process. Finish with sit-down tasting. Reservations required.